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Heya MFC, my first and only Nendoroid at the moment is ITEM #806027 and the peg part connected to the reflector (the flaming disc) did not fit the peg hole on Amaterasu/Ammy’s back right out of the box so I had to reluctantly grab some sandpaper to file the peg down (I tried the hot water method with no luck). It's a little scary to sand down the peg as it seemed fragile but I’ve also seen the disaster in a few reviews when people forced the peg in on this particular Nendo.

Personally, I’d rather not modify anything on a figure/toy if I didn’t feel the need to. With any small scuffs, paint defects or dents, I consider it unique to myself. I know it's kinda silly but I've considered scenarios where e.g. they get stolen or even nabbed by a rogue seagull (highly unlikely but not impossible O_O), I would at least be able to identify them later on as mine due to the tiny imperfections.

The thing is Ammy’s reflector on her back is a signature look for her character so, for me, personally, I just had to try to get it to fit snugly into place. I got it to work with enough sanding around the peg! There was also difficulty in getting the leg parts to fit the body too but I managed those without reaching for the sandpaper, thankfully.

How do you feel about editing a figure because a part didn’t fit/connect where it was supposed to?
If you tried the warm/hot water method, how successful were you in fixing the problem?
I don’t think I’d ever resell mine but surely some extra practical work on a product would damage resale value?
As a secondhand buyer, would you appreciate the figure works/looks better because of potential extra modification (so long as the seller told you about it)?
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Would you modify a figure (using sandpaper/glue/modelling clay etc.) to get parts to fit better?

6%No
24%Maybe… if I knew how to
32%Depends on how noticeable it is
38%Yes
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Silent_Pigeon1天前#102466072For the people modding to get a figure to work is something I can understand breaking out the tools for, especially for issues related to falling over - that's like a major feature that every standing figure should be able to do right out the box :')
Oh no! At least Lio is mostly on a flat non-shaking surface, right? :') I don't think I'll be brave enough to try a melting procedure for a part but you must have had some good practice in by now xD
He is luckily but if I bump into him while rearranging my display he'll fall over. I was terrified that he got scuffed the first time it happened luckily he's fine. After about three years of melting petit stands and a year of regular nendos I'd say I've gotten decently good at it, I still have a long way to go though
1天前
Pin them or break off the pegs and just use magnets.
1天前
For the people modding to get a figure to work is something I can understand breaking out the tools for, especially for issues related to falling over - that's like a major feature that every standing figure should be able to do right out the box :')

lauralone2天前#102434430Sanding is much smarter than what I do... I've always melted stands and sculpted them into the shape I needed for nendoroids. I accidentally melted ITEM #919613 base a bit too much so he wobbles a bit.
Oh no! At least Lio is mostly on a flat non-shaking surface, right? :') I don't think I'll be brave enough to try a melting procedure for a part but you must have had some good practice in by now xD
1天前
RPG_FAN1282天前#102429768Those dang seagulls can be crafty. Gotta watch out for them, but also if your figures are outside at night I'd be concerned about raccoons- those are destructive critters!!

Why is nature out to get us?? O_O
1天前
GodlikeSascha2天前#102426974korra2天前#102434438
I agree! Reading about people's processes is interesting! And good to hear that Ryuuko's movement benefitted from the mod.
1天前
Breaking a figure because you tried to force a part in is not fun, I know from experience. Much rather modify it rather than breaking it or leaving it incomplete.

Personally, I'm not sure what effect it would have on the resale value, but as a buyer I would much rather it be in working order with modifications than be modification-free and having parts be unusable.
1天前
The worst that's happened to me is I ended up breaking off a peg from one of my Nendos legs. To get it to fit and still be functional I ended up getting a pin vice and some epoxy putty to 'build out' a new reinforced peg which was then sanded down just enough to fit.

There is the odd figure where I make weird faces trying to get pieces to fit, but sometimes they need a little bit of small sanding to get them to fit properly
1天前
I have taken razor blades, sandpaper, glue, and screws to figures. Mostly prize figures. So yeah, I have no problem doing what ever it takes to get a figure to work just like I want it to.
1天前
GodlikeSascha2天前#102426974I took photos of the process intending to write about it here, but never did. If I find them again I might put an article together.
i’d love to read that article if u ever made it!! i have this figure too and it sucks how it has major issues with movement
2天前
Sanding is much smarter than what I do... I've always melted stands and sculpted them into the shape I needed for nendoroids. I accidentally melted ITEM #919613 base a bit too much so he wobbles a bit.
2天前
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